March 1, 2010 – Windows 7 RC pre-expiration shut downs begin.

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    March 1, 2010 – Windows 7 RC pre-expiration shut downs begin.
    Beginning March 1, the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) will start to shut down every two hours in preparation for its expiration on June 1, 2010. That means you will need to migrate your RC systems to a released to manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7; or your previous operating system. Remember to back up all your data as either option will require a clean installation. For more information, read this post on the Windows Team blog.
     
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    Windows 7 RC about to go mad [​IMG] [​IMG] Written by Nick Farrell Wednesday, 24 February 2010 11:02
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    Time to jump ship


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    who signed up to run a free copy of Windows 7 are about to see their computers getting cranky. Microsoft was onto a winner when it gave away millions of copies of Windows 7 RC for people to play around with until March.

    The big idea is they would use it, find out how good it was, and buy a copy of the final version. Microsoft warned that in March the computer would start to shut down every two hours and on June 1, the screens will go black.

    All seems reasonable to us, after all you have had plenty of warning, however there are mutterings that by doing this Microsoft may have done something wrong. The problem is that buggering around with the OS also stuffs up customers' data.

    The problems of loss of control over a person's computer to satisfy a software company is also not been tested in law yet. While lots of software has shut off codes in it, software often is only going to control one sort of data. If your operating system goes down you lose the lot. That is if you are dumb of course. But a lot of court cases are based on protecting the terminally dumb and it will be interesting to see if someone tries to get Microsoft on this one.

    Fudzilla - Windows 7 RC about to go mad
     
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    Reminder: The Windows 7 Release Candidate expires on June 1st 2010.

    For all of us who followed Windows 7 straight through the development process into the RTM, it was a generally good experience.

    This post is just a heads up for those of you who haven't got around to upgrading to the final release of Windows 7 yet. Your PC started bi-hourly shutdowns on March 1st, and on June 1st, the Windows 7 Release Candidate will no longer function.

    For information on upgrading from the RC to RTM, see http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-discussion/8403-clarification-upgrading-rc-rtm-final.html

    To purchase a copy of Windows 7, please visit your local computer store, business depot etc.
    You can also purchase Windows 7 online from a reliable retailer.
     
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    Windows 7 RC expires today!
     
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    Well, i guess we can get rid of this thread. :D
     

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